What We are
Negawatt Projects is a consultancy for sustainable solutions.
We work with clients to increase their understanding of what is possible to lower their energy usage and environmental impact. We are capable of establishing baselines for clients to assist in achieving their goals and quantify the impact of the measures taken. This allows them know what is available in the Australian market, and what is done globally. With case studies and feasibility assessments we help to build confidence and make informed decisions about new builds or renovations before commencing these projects.
What We do - What We deliver
- Group Q & A Sessions
- Stakeholder Management
- Energy Audit
- Thermal Audit
- System Integrity
- Tender Specification
- ESD Option Report
- Feasibility Study
Case Study Reviews
- Concept Design
- Sustainability measure Option Reports
- Technology and Innovation Market Review
Preliminary Façade Assessment
The Negawatt projects team has a diverse set of capabilities and can tailor deliverables for your project needs.
This allows for understanding and clear communication of findings throughout you organisation and set audiences at all times.
Before taking action to go green everyone needs to understand what is involved, how it may work, what the possibilities are and how it may apply to their unique case.
To increase understanding of what is required to become more efficient, or even an energy transition there is a need for education. High efficiency buildings, thermal storage opportunities, new technologies, innovation and alternative energy sources are subjects that allow for countless opportunities. We understand that the conversation can become confusing to understand how it applies to your unique case, or difficult to explain to the internal and external stakeholder involved. We help define what this means for your case and provide group sessions on:
- Energy efficiency step by step strategies
- Energy matrix workshops
- Aquatic centre specific on efficiency – one hour tutorials
- Aquatic centre deep dive- full day
We have been working with councils and private businesses to analyse their energy needs to determine the best course of action for their facilities. Using reliable energy data provided by the client we can provide compelling reasons for upgrades or design changes to new systems:
- Building standard energy usage benchmarks
- New technology selection criteria
- Technology solution comparison analysis
- Aquatic centre specific energy analysis
- Aquatic centre SEC benchmarking
There is a wealth of information available for our clients and we understand that to achieve transitions and sustainable development goals, knowledge and proof of functioning is important to convince and support your case for decision makers. To better inform stakeholders or executives our staff can assist you to source studies and data from around the world to support a case you are making or provide some insights into new technology or innovation solutions:
- Case study compilation
- Specific energy questions
- Connection to research efforts
How We Achieve
Our step by step approach for cost effective performance guarantees
Step 1 - Benchmark
Before taking action to reduce energy and emissions it is critical to establish how your site is currently performing. As a rule at Negawatt Projects we use the SEC benchmark. Benchmarking is as important for the pre-phase as it is for the end point. To quantify what effect this measure has on achieving these sustainability goals Negawatt Projects makes use of SEC benchmarking, where the total energy usage of the site is taken into account and includes factors such as size and service provided on site.
Step 2 - Improve efficiency
To improve the energy efficiency we audit the current state of the site at the level of detail and section outlined by the client. Our team assess the current performance and value to estimate the capacity and further impact of servicing the system. Conclusions may consider the possible replacement options or requirement for a new system available on the Australian market. Recommendations are provided and the investment and performance improvement outcomes are estimated.
Step 3 - Innovate or Replace
After efficiency measures are implemented the capacity requirements of the complete system change and the need for energy decreases with a better performing building. This step involves illustrating available technology options to replace, optimise or modify the current system/design. We consider multiple options to show clients the available innovation or replacement opportunities. The aim is to illustrate what is available to lower your environmental impact and outline the consequences, in the short and long term, of client’s capital for each option.
Have you already taken action but need our expertise for another step, or in need to find the right next professionals?